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Growth opportunities are hard to find in Europe and North America. Alcohol and soft drink companies alike are turning Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East in search of new consumers.

AB InBev keen to steal larger ‘share of throat’ from wine and liquor

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says its keen to capture a larger ‘share of throat’ from wine, hard liquor and other drinks by creating new consumption occasions for beer.

InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress: April 7-9, Lisbon

'Seesaw’ 2014 in store but global soft drinks congress brings balance

 The global soft drinks industry faces a ‘seesaw year’ in 2014 but the challenges posed by mature markets and categories are amply offset by opportunities elsewhere in the sector.

Chi signs MENA distribution deal with Wellbeing

Chi Drinks has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Wellbeing International, covering the Middle East and North Africa.

CAGNY CONFERENCE, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 17-21

‘Iconic beer brands often taste similar’: SAB Miller boss backs new styles

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark admits that iconic beer brands often taste similar and says his firm is investing heavily in R&D on new styles and flavors to compete with...

Deadly Ukraine violence has not hit Carlsberg beer sales…yet

Carlsberg’s CEO says that deadly clashes between police and opposition protestors in Ukraine have not hit beer sales yet but hinted that they could do so in future.

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The Big B backs Complan after historic split with Pepsi comes to light

Hopefully Amitabh Bachchan’s relationship with Heinz India will fare better than his ambassadorship did for Pepsi now the Bollywood screen legend has been signed to endorse its health drink, Complan....

COKE: 'WE CO-OPERATED FULLY WITH INVESTIGATION'

‘Nigeria’s not a dumping ground!’ Coke warned over sub-standard Sprite

Nigeria’s Consumer Product Council (CPC) has warned Coca-Cola that the nation is not a ‘dumping ground’ for defective products after it endorsed a complaint against the brand’s anchor bottler....

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Svedka vodka arrives in India

America’s second most popular imported vodka will now appear on Indian bottle shop shelves after owner Constellation brands tied up a deal with local distributor Mohan Brothers to bring Svedka...

Carton preference Crystal clear after Mengniu test: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has launched its latest packaging development, the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal carton, after a "successful field test" by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu.

EU spirits industry keen to tap ‘unfulfilled potential’ in Vietnam

spiritsEUROPE tells BeverageDaily.com that the EU is keen to seal a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam to help members including Diageo, Beam Inc. and Pernod Ricard open up a...

Sizzling UK summer fails to ignite Heineken’s Strongbow sales

UK sales of Heineken brand Strongbow fell 1% last year despite the warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006 in the world’s largest hard cider market.

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY MONTH: KHS CASE STUDY

Chez Czech! Budweiser Budvar beer sales show clear can trend

Budweiser Budvar says it chose to invest in a new KHS can filling line following a recent shift in the nation’s beer market towards at-home beer consumption.

Devil's in the detail: Concha Y Toro thrilled with Russian Standard win

South America’s largest wine producer Concha Y Toro says its new long-term distribution deal with Russian Standard presents it with a ‘huge growth opportunity’.

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Kangshifu steals march on Coke in global soft drinks struggle

Tingyi's successful Chinese brand Kangshifu is gaining ground on Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Sprit in the bottle for world soft drinks domination, according to new Canadean research.

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Starting from today BeverageDaily.com will send out four email newsletters a week in response to strong reader demand, delivering you the latest industry news, views and trends.

Rabobank sees ‘huge upside’ in China milk tea opportunity

Global tea companies will have to hit the M&A trail to unlock opportunities in important tea markets including China, Russia and India, according to Rabobank.

Smirnoff loses share as ‘standard’ US spirits suffer – Diageo

Diageo admits Smirnoff lost US share to discounted rivals over the last half year as lower-income spirits drinkers continue to suffer from an ‘uneven’ economic recovery.

FROM BALLANTINE'S BRASIL TO RE-DEFINING HOME COCKTAILS...

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

Pernod Ricard is blazing an NPD trail in terms of drinks and event spaces to celebrate what it calls the ‘conviviality of the future’. Here are our top 10 launches,...

Fast food chains slammed for ‘cashing in’ on high-sugar frozen drinks

Health groups in Australia have hit out at fast food chains that they say are “cashing in” by promoting seductively cheap frozen drinks that in many cases contain what they...

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in...

‘Mad Men effect’ driving younger Aussies to gain a taste for whisky

Top whisky brands have been seeing a seismic market-share shift in Australia with Mad Men-watching younger drinkers quickly developing a taste for premium whisky.

AB InBev splashes $5.8bn cash on Cass, buys South Korea’s No.1 brewer

Anheuser-Busch InBev will pay $5.8bn for South Korea’s largest beer player Oriental Brewery and says the deal provides a platform to export brands including Cass more widely.

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Nestlé Waters excited by Perrier's ‘hyper-premium’ appeal to Chinese sophisticates

Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.

'Suntory is willing to pay a significant premium to acquire growth overseas': Analyst

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

Suntory’s $16bn splurge to acquire Beam Inc. is significantly more than what rivals Diageo and Pernod Ricard would have paid for the bourbon giant, one analyst believes, but a seat...

Adoption of western style products in ready-to-drink market

Oystar sees surge for iced coffee drinks in Japan

Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.